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Discussions of Simone Weil
Discussions of Simone Weil (January 2000)
Rush Rhees - Author
D. Z. Phillips - Editor
Mario von der Ruhr - With assistance from

A distinguished discussion of Weil's views on social philosophy, science, ethics, and religion.

The work of Simone Weil has not garnered the attention it deserves in the Anglo-American tradition. In this book, Rhees, the noted thinker trained by Wittgenstein, provides the most sustained critique to date of Weil's views on science and religion. In this decidedly Wittgensteinian spin on the philosophy of religion, Rhees' observations on...(Read More)
Simone Weil
Simone Weil (July 1999)
Thinking Poetically
Joan Dargan - Author

"This is a singular work in Weil studies. No Weil scholar should go without reading this book." -- Eric O. Springsted, coauthor of Spirit, Nature and Community: Issues in the Thought of Simone Weil

Simone Weil created a memorable uvre remarkable for its lucid, striking, and seemingly transparent prose. Aphoristic and impersonal in tone, it is the instrument of a master stylist. The first to recognize Weil's achievement as a writ...(Read More)
The Redemption of Tragedy
The Redemption of Tragedy (January 1995)
The Literary Vision of Simone Weil
Katherine T. Brueck - Author

Simone Weil's supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy challenge not only the philosophical skepticism but also the religious rationalism characteristic of the modern age.

"Brueck argues that Weil allows us to see in tragedies a 'heartrending but purposeful world order' at work; mystery, not absurdity, suprarational good rather than chaos or irrationality. This book contributed to my understanding and reading of tragedy." -- Christine Ann ...(Read More)
The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil
The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil (September 1994)
Miklos Veto - Author
Joan Dargan - Translator

Simone Weil is one of the major religious writers of the twentieth century. Hers is a unique blend of spiritual experience, social concern, and philosophical theory. She had marvelous command of the Western philosophical tradition, yet she also had profound insights into Oriental philosophies.

Since its publication in France, Veto's book has been considered by most scholars as the standard work on Simone Weil. Now this important book is avai...(Read More)
Spirit, Nature and Community
Spirit, Nature and Community (August 1994)
Issues in the Thought of Simone Weil
Diogenes Allen - Author
Eric O. Springsted - Author

This book covers the main aspects of Simone Weil's thought, drawing on her life where it is relevant for understanding her ideas. It is the fruit of many years engagement with scholars and scholarship on Weil in America, France, and the United Kingdom. The philosophical bases of her social and political thought, of her analysis of the natural world, and of her spiritual journey, as found in Plato, Epictetus, and Kant are uncovered.

The author...(Read More)
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